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Civil society proposal for the Conclusions and Recommendations of the Report of the 4th session of the OEIGWG

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Civil society members of the Treaty Alliance, The Global Campaign to Reclaim Peoples Sovereignty, Dismantle Corporate Power and Stop Impunity, and Trade Unions proposal for the Conclusions and Recommendations of the Report of the 4th session of the OEIGWG

This week, we have witnessed a landmark moment in the UN Human Rights Council. States have begun negotiating the text of the UN treaty on transnational corporations and other business enterprises with respect to human rights.

This represents important progress for the countless communities, workers, and survivors who have struggled for decades to protect their human rights from violations and abuses by transnational corporations and other business enterprises.

On Friday the 19th of October 2018, the OEIGWG will adopt its report of this session, with recommendations and conclusions for moving the process forward. As civil society organisations, we look forward to the report, and recommend the following elements be included:

-An explicit commitment to continue with the 5th OEIGWG session, and as many subsequent sessions of the OEIGWG as are needed to elaborate an ambitious legally binding instrument;
-Informal intersessional consultations, guaranteeing meaningful civil society participation;
-National consultations, guaranteeing civil society participation;
-Publication of a strengthened Draft One based on inputs and comments made on the Zero Draft and during the previous sessions, including the critical inputs made by civil society and affected communities throughout the process;
-A reasonable timeline for additional written submissions by states and civil society on the zero draft.

Last year at the end of the 3rd session, valuable time and energy was wasted by attempts to hold up the process. We call on all States to support the conclusions of the 4th session in view of advancing the negotiations until a bold and ambitious legally binding instrument is adopted.

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Propuesta de la sociedad civil para las conclusiones y recomendaciones del informe de la 4ª sesión del OEIGWG

Esta semana, hemos sido testigos de un momento importante en el Consejo de Derechos Humanos de la ONU. Los estados han comenzado a negociar el texto del tratado de la ONU sobre empresas transnacionales y otras empresas con respecto a los derechos humanos.

Esto representa un progreso considerable para las innumerables comunidades, trabajadores, trabajadoras y sobrevivientes que han luchado durante décadas para proteger sus derechos humanos de las violaciones y abusos cometidos por empresas transnacionales y otras empresas.

El viernes 19 de octubre de 2018, el OEIGWG adoptará su informe de esta sesión, con recomendaciones y conclusiones para hacer avanzar el proceso. Como organizaciones de la sociedad civil, esperamos con interés el informe y recomendamos que se incluyan los siguientes elementos:

-Un compromiso explícito de continuar con la quinta sesión del OEIGWG y tantas sesiones subsiguientes del grupo de trabajo, según sea necesario, para desarrollar un instrumento ambicioso legalmente vinculante;

-Consultas informales en el período entre sesiones, garantizando en particular la participación de la sociedad civil;
-Consultas nacionales, particularmente garantizando la participación de la sociedad civil;
-La publicación de un Borrador Uno que se fortalezca sobre la base de los aportes y comentarios realizados en el Borrador Cero y durante las sesiones anteriores, incluidos los aportes críticos realizados por la sociedad civil y las comunidades afectadas durante todo el proceso;
-Un período razonable para presentaciones escritas adicionales de los Estados y la sociedad civil en el Borrador Cero.

El año pasado, se desperdició tiempo y energía valiosos al intentar detener el proceso al final de la 3ª sesión. Hacemos un llamado a todos los Estados para que apoyen las conclusiones de la 4ta sesión con el fin de avanzar en las negociaciones hasta que se adopte un audaz y ambicioso instrumento legalmente obligatorio.


The statement is signed by the following 186 organisations:

Action Solidarité Tiers Monde – Luxembourg
ActionAid France
ActionAid International
African Coalition for Corporate Accountability (ACCA)
Afrika Kontakt, Denmark
Afrikagrupperna
AIETI
Al-Haq
ALBOAN
ALTSEAN-Burma
Alyansa Tigil Mina (Alliance to Stop Mining-Philippines)
Amigos de la Tierra España
Amigos/as da Terra Brasil / Friends of the Earth Brazil
Amis de la Terre 21
Amis de la Terre/Friends of the Earth France
Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development (APWLD)
Asociación Pro Derechos Humanos de España
Association for Women’s Rights in Development (AWID)
Attac Austria
Attac Denmark
ATTAC España
ATTAC France
ATTAC France Carole Peychaud
Bargny coast waterkeeper
BELA – Friends of the Earth Bangladesh
Biokultura Alliance, advocacy for organic agriculture, regional associations
Bluepingu e.V. – Nürnberg Transition Town Initiative
Broederlijk Delen
Brot für die Welt
CAFOD
Campagna Abiti Puliti
CCFD-Terre Solidaire
CEMSOJ
Center for Constitutional Rights
Center for International Environmental Law
Centre for Health Science and Law
Centre for Natural Resource Governance Zimbabwe
Centre for Research on Multinational Corporations (SOMO)
Centro de derechos economicos y sociales – CDES Ecuador
Centro de Políticas Publicas y Derechos Humanos – Peru EQUIDAD
CIDSE (International family of Catholic social justice organisations)
CIS en CTA Sindicato Joven – Argentina
Civilek a Mecsekért Mozgalom
Clean Air Action Group (Hungary)
Clean Clothes Campaign International Office
CNPCT (Brazilian National Council of Traditional Peoples and Communities)
Coeco Ceiba Amigos de la Tierra Costa Rica
Colective sobre financiamento e inversiones chinas derechos humanos y ambiente – America Latina
Colectivo Ansur
Collectif Ethique sur l’étiquette
Collectif Ethique sur l’étiquette (France)
Commission Justice et Paix Belgique
Confederación Sindical de las Américas (CSA/TUCA)
Conselho Indigenista Missionário (CIMI)
Consultants for Sustainable Development
Cooperaccion, Peru
Coordinadora Andina de Organizaciones Indigenas (CAOI)
CorA – Corporate Accountability: Netzwerk für Unternehmensverantwortung
Corporate Accountability International
Cospe
CPT Piauí (Brazil)
Csalán Egyesület
Development Alternatives with Women for a New Era (DAWN)
DKA Austria
Dr. Virendra Vidrohi
Ecologistas en Acción, Spain
Ekologistak Martxan
ELA
Életfa Environmental Protection Association, Hungary
Entraide et Fraternité
Entrepueblos/Entrpobles/Entrepobos/Herriarte
ESCR-Net – International Network for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
European Coalition for Corporate Justice (ECCJ)
FAIR
Fairwatch – Italy
FAUNA Foundation for Animal Wellfaire and Nature Protection
FIAN Belgium
FIAN Brazil
FIAN Burkina Faso
FIAN Germany
FIAN International
FIAN Switzerland
FIDH, member of Treaty Alliance
FOCSIV
Fondazione Finanza Etica, Italy
France Amérique Latine (FAL)
Franciscans International
Frente de defensa de los Interesses y por el desarrollo de Cotabambas, Peru
Friends of the Earth (England, Wales and Northern Ireland)
Friends of the Earth Canada
Friends of the Earth Europe
Friends of the Earth Germany (BUND)
Friends of the Earth Ghana
Friends of the Earth International
Friends of the Earth Latin America and Caribbean (ATALC)
Friends of the Earth Malaysia (Sahabat Alam Malaysia)
Friends of the Earth Sweden/Jordens Vänner
Fundación APY
Global Campaign to Reclaim Peoples Sovereignty, Dismantle Corporate Power and Stop Impunity
Global Justice Now UK
Global Policy Forum (GPF)
Green Scenery, Sierra Leone
Greenpeace
groundWork – Friends of the Earth South Africa
HAND Association
Health Innovation in Practice
HOMA – Centro de Direitos Humanos e Empresas
IBFAN GIFA
ICID (iniciativas de Cooperación Internacional para el Desarrollo)
Indonesia for Global Justice
Initiative for Social and Economic Rights (ISER)
INPADE / FOCO Foro Ciudadano de Participación por la Justicia y los Derechos Humanos
Institute of Global Responsibility – IGO (Poland)
International Association of Democratic Lawyers (IADL)
International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC)
JASS -Just Associates-
Jose Dìaz de Argote
Justiça Ambiental / Friends of the Earth Mozambique
Justicia i Pau
Keamogetswe
KMZK / Central Hungary Green Circle
Korea Federation for Environmental Movements/FoE Korea
La Vía Campesina Internacionalg
Labour Behind the Label (UK)
Lafede.cat – Organitzacions per a la Justícia Global
Legal Rights & Natural Resources Center (LRC) – Friends of the Earth Philippines
Les Amis de la Terre Togo
Lokataru Foundation
Maan ystävät / Friends of the Earth Finland
Malden Affected Landowners and Land users Association, Sierra Leone
MANUSHYA Foundation
Milieudefensie – Friends of the Earth Netherlands
MiningWatch Canada
MISEREOR
Movimento dos Atingidos e das Atinas por Barragem (MAB/Brazil)
Mujeres Palante
NAPE / Friends of the Earth Uganda
National Association of Professional Environmentalist(NAPE-Uganda)
National Society of Conservationists – Friends of the Earth Hungary
NaZemi (Czech Republic)
Network Social Responsibility, Austria (Netzwerk Soziale Verantwortung, NeSoVe)
NOAH Friends of the Earth Denmark
Novact – Institut Internacional per l’ Acció No Vviolentano a
Núria Carulla
Observatori Drets Humans i Empreses a la Mediterrània
Ökotárs – Hungarian Environmental Partnership Foundation
Pacific Asia Resource Center
Palestinian Stop the Wall Campaign
Perifèries del Món
Plataforma Boliviana Frente al Cambio Climático
Policy Alert
Pro Natura / Friends of the Earth Switzerland
Red Latinoamericana por el Acceso a Medicamentos (RedLAM)
Red Sombra – Observadores de Glencore
Right to Education Initiative
Russian Social-Ecological Union / Friends of the Earth Russia
Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) – Friends of the Earth Malaysia
Salva la Selva, España
Servicios para una Educación Alternativa EDUCA Oaxaca A.C. – México
SETEM Catalunya
Sherpa
Society for International Development (SID)
Stop TTIP CETA Italia Campaign
SUDS – Associació Internacional de Solidaritat i Cooperació
SÜDWIND e.V. – Institut für Ökonomie und Ökumene
Sures. Estudios y defensa en derechos humanos
Sustainable Development Initiative (SDI) -/ Friends of the Earth Liberia
Taula per Mèxic
Towards Sustainability Association
Transnational Institute (TNI)
TROCA – Plataforma por um Comércio Internacional Justo (Portugal)
TROCA- Plataforma por um Comércio Internacional Livre
Trócaire
Uganda Consortium on Corporate Accountability (UCCA)
Újszászi Györgyi
Union syndicale Solidaires
Union syndicale Solidaires (France)
Verein SÜDWIND Entwicklungspolitik, Austria
Vitaly Servetnik
WALHI-Friends of the Earth Indonesia
Water Grabbing Observatory
WEED – World Economy, Ecology & Development e.V.
WoMin Alliance
World March of Women-Philippines
Zimbabwe Environmental Law Association
Zöld Akció Egyesület (Green Action)

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